Game Of Thrones is probably one of the grandest and most intense shows of our generation.
And while the show's mythology is intrinsic to its overall story, there are lots of tropes that flow through multiple other fandoms.
A few years ago Quora user Shreesha Mokhashi made some astute observations about similarities between the G.R.R. Martin story and cult film Gangs Of Wasseypur.
Now, you might think it's a random connection to make, but aside from the overarching themes of war, violence and power struggles, the storylines match up pretty well. Let's begin.
Both Jon Snow and Definite are ridiculed for being bastards, become very important characters, and get revenge on those who crossed them.
Familial bonds aren't sacred, and the murder of family members is commonplace.
Betrayal isn't just a background theme, it's very integral and kicks off the major action in both plots.
All of GoW started off with Shahid Khan potentially betraying Ramadhir Singh, while the Starks were betrayed at the Red Wedding in GOT.
The women characters face a multitude of hardships, but are eventually positioned as unfuckwithable badasses.
Nagma held her own when her entire family was going to shit, as well as took control of her cheating husband. Durga got her husband killed when he was being an asshole. Faizal's wife, Mohsina, schooled him on consent.
While in GOT, Daenerys has literally been conquering entire kingdoms and mobilising people with her dragons and sheer grit. Arya has been on a killing crusade even as a smol. And Cersei has burned down everyone who scorned her, even if it meant ruining everything she was building towards.
Although both franchises have massive body counts, a majority of the deaths that occur are due to the fault of that character, and that's made pretty apparent in both.
Let's be fair: both Ehsaan Qureshi and Ramsay Bolton had it coming, those sneks.
There are no characters that are beyond death, even super popular ones. In the end, bloodbaths rule both the franchises.
Not even the main characters are safe. Everyone's death is fair game.
Through the years, fans of both the franchises have been obsessed with how accurately GOT and GOW blend together, and have celebrated it with YouTube mashups, tweets, Quora threads and of course memes.
TBH, it looks pretty damn good.
This post was inspired by this Quora thread.